The Right Rhymes (historical dictionary of hip-hop)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 23 00:37:15 UTC 2014

On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 3:06 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at> wrote:

> By way of example, see the entry for "represent," which came up
> here recently (see below). In the relevant intransitive usage,
> Matt presents examples back to 1986:

And yet, the semantic starting-point remains a mystery!

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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